Magic Mike McCoy ~ San Diego’s newest Raider Hater

July 28, 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy speaks to the media following training camp at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers new head coach pretty much said the only words I needed to hear to be on board.   In his first interview with Ricky Henne at Chargers.com, Mike McCoy stated that “I never was a Raiders fan”.  There are other compelling reasons to like this guy, but I will make this number one.

Here are some other reasons to like Mike McCoy and believe that he has what it takes to lead the Chargers.

He was a quarterback.  I always appreciate coaches who actually played the game.  After high school McCoy played for Long Beach and Utah.  His college career was not every eventful and McCoy was not selected in the 1995 draft.  Even though he was not drafted he managed to get short stints with the Broncos and the Packers.  He was slated as third string to Brett Favre but never had the opportunity to take a snap.

He has 12 years of coaching experience and knows how to run an offense.  After four years of running around trying to have a pro career (with stints on the Amsterdam Admirals and Calgary Stampeders) he landed on the Carolina Panthers coaching staff where he stayed until 2008.   After the 2008 season, the Broncos picked McCoy up as their new offensive coordinator.  The Broncos had successful passing seasons and McCoy even revamped the offense in 2011 to adjust for Tim Tebows lack of passing skill.  The Bronco’s were number one in rushing that year.

He has already made some good moves and picked Ken Whisenhunt as his new OC, I am feeling optimistic.  Old with the old and in with the new.  Welcome Magic Mike to the San Diego Chargers!

ChargerGirl Cindi

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Magic Mike McCoy…. I like it! That could stick, if he does a bad-ass job! Not sure if he would want to be called that, in light of recent movies about male strippers.. hahaha.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      LOL, that is where I got it from. :-)

  • RussinSactown

    I’m really now sure Mrs. McCoy would want him called Magic Mike either. Just sayin…

  • 1961 Fan

    Shall we wait until this time next year to see what transpires in the 2013 season. Perhaps the Chargers will be magically turned into contenders, we shall see!
    Don’t bet your car on that scenario.
    Pops

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Well, we got what we asked for, so I’m going all in on the positivity!

  • 1961 Fan

    Dear Cindi
    Dean Spanos went cheap in this hire for HC, perhaps he will get lucky after heading the franchise entering the 30th season of ownership.
    Pops

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